Cypress Spurge
Euphorbia cyparissias
Family Euphorbiaceae

* Flowers yellowish green, inconspicuous, with a pair of petal-like bracts beneath.
* Leaves numerous, linear, needlelike, soft, and surrounding stalk, pale green.
* Height: 6-12".

Natural History:
* Flowers April - August.
* Habitat: Roadsides, cemeteries, meadows.
* Range: Throughout.
* Introduced from Europe.

* Massachusetts residents have called cypress spurge Squib-Knocket. Other colloquial names of the plant are Welcome-To-Our-Home, Graveyard-Moss, and Quack-Salver's-Spurge; in Dutch, a quack-salver is a charlatan.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008